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Compliment from a Swiss! Incredible!

On hearing of our purchase of a flat in the village, a Swiss said to us: "Vous êtes une famille rayon de soleil pour la Suisse et nous avons beaucoup de chance de vous avoir dans la commune". For those of you who don't understand French, this is bloody nice! So don't despair, O fellow expats, your day will come when you'll get a compliment from a Swiss, miracles do happen! (Odile, we don't include Jura in this particular discussion as we know you are all a friendly bunch but atypical! )
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Old 01.05.2015, 21:00
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Re: Compliment from a Swiss! Incredible!

Boo-f-ing-hoo!
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Boo-f-ing-hoo!
Now that's friendly!
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Re: Compliment from a Swiss! Incredible!

In canton Geneva ? that was probably NOT a genevan born then....
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Old 01.05.2015, 21:13
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...For those of you who don't understand French, this is bloody nice! So don't despair, O fellow expats, your day will come when you'll get a compliment from a Swiss, miracles do happen! ....

You make it sound like it is rare and abnormal. Perhaps you've been hanging around too much with only the wrong crowd.
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Old 01.05.2015, 21:21
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Re: Compliment from a Swiss! Incredible!

I think google translate has failed again - it should read:

"Fortunately, the sunshine will still shine, despite your common family moving into our part of Switzerland".
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I think google translate has failed again - it should read:

"Fortunately, the sunshine will still shine, despite your common family moving into our part of Switzerland".


What I said in another post: TiMow's caring and sensitive soul waiting to show itself!
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You make it sound like it is rare and abnormal. Perhaps you've been hanging around too much with only the wrong crowd.

I don't include the Expats crowd...where flattery is rife! With a few noticeable EF exceptions, of course!
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Re: Compliment from a Swiss! Incredible!

That i believe,
the past weekend pretty swiss french girls in geneva were throwing compliments my way...
true achievement unlocked will be when a swiss german in zurich does the same...
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"Vous êtes une famille rayon de soleil pour la Suisse et nous avons beaucoup de chance de vous avoir dans la commune". )

"Your family is a ray of sunshine in Switzerland, and we are very lucky to have you in the neighbourhood."?
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"Your family is a ray of sunshine in Switzerland, and we are very lucky to have you in the neighbourhood."?
I don't know about Taveau, but I'd be worried...



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On hearing of our purchase of a flat in the village, a Swiss said to us: "Vous êtes une famille rayon de soleil pour la Suisse et nous avons beaucoup de chance de vous avoir dans la commune". For those of you who don't understand French, this is bloody nice! So don't despair, O fellow expats, your day will come when you'll get a compliment from a Swiss, miracles do happen! (Odile, we don't include Jura in this particular discussion as we know you are all a friendly bunch but atypical! )
what was he selling?
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what was he selling?
Illusions.
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